Fall papers, oh so many to choose

I’ve shared my fall cards made with several of my previous Paper Pumpkin kits with you over the last several weeks. Today I wanted to share the current gorgeous fall designer series papers that Stampin’ Up! has to offer you!

The first one is from the Nature’s Poem suite which also has lots of coordinating products. I used the Nature’s Poem DSP for one of my cards (see here). This designer series paper has lots of leaves, but on the other side is more graphic designs that you can use for any occasion. I featured a host of other ideas to create with this paper that you can see here.

Add the coordinating cardstock pack of Petal Pink, Soft Suede, Tranquil Tide makes it easy to create cards and gift containers.

Country Lane suite evokes just that, country lanes, flowers, fields and fall-in-the-air smells. But the graphic sides are so versatile for non-fall cards!

And it also has amazing accessories and tools! Watch this video to see the Tin Tile textured embossing folder that goes with the Country Lane suite.

Another paper I want to share with you is the Wood Textures. I made several cards with this as the background, see them here. I have a number of holiday ideas that use this paper in an unusual way, stay in touch to see those!

The last gorgeous selection for today is from the Share What You Love suite. This paper transitions over the entire year depending on the paper you selection. Again this paper has many patterns to choose from – floral, leaves and more generic graphic sides.

It also has a coordinating cardstock pack of Grapefruit Grove, Mint Macaron, Old Olive and Rich Razzleberry (note that these also appear in the Nature’s Poem DSP) for easy creating.

Well that should have your creative juices flowing! I’ve already thought of a few more ideas after creating today’s post – LOL! Thanks for stopping by today to see my selection of fall papers. There are number of stamp sets that you could use with these papers! Stop back by tomorrow to see a selection of “fall inspired” stamp sets and bundles. Happy stamping!


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Just had to get 2 more cards out of the kit!

I still had some leftovers from my March-2018 “May good things Grow” Paper Pumpkin kit and I couldn’t let them go to waste. So out came my other Stampin’ Up! supplies, both current and retired, to make these last two cards.

This first one uses the Fresh Fig card from the kit. I took the other envelope flap (see yesterday’s card here) which had a wonderful Lemon Lime Twist stripe – I love it. I adhered that directly onto the card with no other layers. This vibrant strip didn’t need any help in commanding attention. I use one of the wood flowers from the bonus elements that Stampin’ Up! included in this kit and sponged it with Flirty Flamingo ink. I punched a scallop circle (retired) but you can do the same thing with the Layering Circles framelits. I used a greeting (from another Paper Pumpkin kit “Season of Gratitude” in October 2016). I stamped it onto a piece of the Crumb Cake card in the kit, sponged it with Soft Suede ink and used my Tailored Tag to punch it out. The branch is also from the bonus embellishments, sponged in Mossy Meadow ink. I wrapped a piece of retired Gold Bakers twine around it and tied a bow.

This second card used my last few pieces of the kit and more of other supplies.

It’s on a Blackberry Bliss card base, dry embossed with the Petal Burst TIEF. Another inside envelope flap on top of a retired white doily to make it stand out. The greeting from from the Season of Gratitude Paper Pumpkin kit. And now, to some very, very retired embellishments I knew would make this card. The flowers are from an adhesive cork from a kit from ages ago, so “old” I don’t even remember what they came with, but I knew I’d eventually use them. I added the last of the small leaves from this kit. The silver tag frame is a Flourished Designer frame embellishment that’s also been around in my craft room for ages, just waiting for that special card!

Well that does it for this week…I’ve used all the pieces from my March-2018 Paper Pumpkin kit. I hope you enjoyed my creations this week. Here’s a picture of all the cards I made from this kit (except that last one I snuck in with all the retired embellishments!).

Thanks for stopping by and happy stamping this weekend! I hope I’ve given you lots of ideas.


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Friendships are to be treasured

And today’s card does just that. Remember earlier in the week I cut apart the two envelopes from the March-2018 “May Good Things Grow” Paper Pumpkin kit and told you to save them? Well here’s the card made from a leftover piece.

The card front is one of the card designs in the kit and the Fresh Fig frame is from the kit’s card, cut in half. The scalloped half circle is the flap of the kit’s envelope, yes the inside flap had this beautiful dotted Fresh Fig design! I added a Pearlized Doily on top of that. Using the kit’s stamp, I stamped the flower on Flirty Flamingo using the Early Espresso ink spot. I used my Flirty Flamingo marker to add shading to the flower for depth and fussy cut it out. I layered it on top of another of the leaves in the kit. The greeting was stamped onto one of the kit’s tag with Fresh Fig ink, then I tied the tag on with the thread from the kit.

Here’s the few additional supplies I used.

Thanks for stopping by today! I love hearing your thoughts about my card creations, so leave me a comment!
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Dear Friends deserve gorgeous cards, for any reason!

Today’s cards used the Paper Pumpkin “May good things grow” supplies that were designed for the front of the envelope, not the inside card. But it was too pretty not to be used on not just one card, but 2!

Here’s the original envelope design from the kit:

I carefully cut the envelope apart (save the rest for another card!) and cut the front design off. I cut it slightly smaller to fit on an usual 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ Blackberry Bliss card base with a small frame effect. And because I thought the background was too pretty to completely cover up, I cut the large flower overlay in half and used the bottom half here. I added one of the leaves from the kit under the tag. I added the Blackberry Bliss ribbon from the kit, then tied a piece of retired twine (the Linen thread would look just as pretty) around and through the tag finishing with a bow. I used the Happy Birthday stamp from the kit stamped in Blushing Bride ink. What do you think? It was so easy, unless you count the fussy cutting of the large flower piece in half – LOL.

I used the top half of the flowers on the below card. I added a few of the Artisian Pearls in the flower centers for a little bling. I cut the Fresh Fig card from the kit in half and dry embossed it with the new Tufted textured embossing folder. I layered this on top of a piece of Mossy Meadow, then onto a Soft Suede card base. The greeting tag was cut from Mossy Meadow and a leftover piece of the Crumb Cake card from yesterday with the Layering Ovals framelits. The Old Olive ribbon is not Stampin’ Up!, but I love the look it gave to the card.

So two cards from one envelope design, how awesome is that!?! I didn’t need much to create the cards other than the Paper Pumpkin kit supplies.


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